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0330 123 2523
Address
Cornwall College St Austell Tregonissey Road St Austell Cornwall PL25 4Dj
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enquiries@cornwall.ac.uk
Opening Hours
8:30 - 17:00

Cornwall College St Austell

We offer one of the widest ranges of vocational courses from Acting to Visual Art to Catering and Construction, with all subject areas located in dedicated learning environments, giving you focused quality training with industry led programmes to deliver key skills. 

At Cornwall College St Austell our specialist courses will give you the right environment to explore, discover and progress.  Whether you are interested in catering, hairdressing, construction or media; our highly practical courses are designed to allow you to grow in confidence and ability, giving you the chance to progress to University study or employment. 

As well as full-time courses, we also offer apprenticeships across a wide range of subjects and we also provide professional qualifications for people looking to enhance their career prospects and aspirations. 

Please notify us in advance if you are unable to attend college via our Absence Form

  Featured Courses

Bricklaying Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


Could not see yourself in an office? Enjoy working outside? This could be the course for you. This course is a great start or to advance your career as a bricklayer. The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time in our workshop, learning by doing as you work on a range of materials and tools. This will support your in advancing you knowledge and your employability As a Level 2 course, this diploma is all about advancing your knowledge to the bricklaying industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced and professional bricklayers, who are there to give you the very best start to your career. We do everything in our workshop: from brick to block work, line work, piers, corners, one brick thick walls, cavity walls, arches, render and finish plastering and much more! As you more up course levels these units will get more complicated as you progress through the course. L2 will give you knowledge of industry standards Please watch the video on how to roll and lay mortar The average?Bricklayer?salary in United Kingdom is £39,098 per year or £20.05 per hour. Entry level positions start at £23,414 per year while most experienced workers make up to £52,000 per year. Our workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit, exactly like a working site. We also have a strong partnership with the local businesses, so while you’re on this course push yourself you stand a great chance of getting an apprenticeship. Employers will ask us for feedback from The Cornwall College Group. Want to push yourself and try to find employment this is the best place to start.

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Technical Certificate in Childcare and Education

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


Do you enjoy being around children, have an interest in child development and are patient, caring, enthusiastic and enjoy being creative? But most of all do you have a sense of fun? This one year course will allow you to gain practical experience in a childcare setting interacting with children and being part of a professional team whose main aim is to provide a caring and enabling environment. You will take part in a weekly work placement and attend college in order to complete the course. You will take part in practical and theory lessons, in well- equipped classrooms that replicate the childcare settings. Our classrooms are well furnished with sector specific furniture and resources that allow you to explore the world of children in the early years setting. You will learn why children behave the way they do and the theory that supports their development and learning. You will also develop skills to carry out child observations using children who come into college or are in the workplace. An important aspect of being an Early Years Practitioner is learning your roles and responsibilities when with children, so we look at legislation, keeping children safe and working in partnership with others. You will be taught by sector experienced tutors who are there to fully support you in your chosen career.

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Diploma in Engineering Technologies

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


Engineering shapes the world around us, from the machines at the heart of industry to the electronic devices we use at home – engineering is the future. There’s no better place to start your career in this exciting industry than here at Cornwall College. This course is all about mastering the essential skills that you’ll need during your engineering career, giving you experience with the very latest technology that is used within the industry. The focus is on developing your knowledge application, experimental and practical engineering techniques. Whilst preparing you to professionally present your findings and demonstrate these essential skills. You will be using cutting edge technology such as virtual welding equipment; practising with the latest high spec. equipment such as welding machines commonly used by coded and specialist welders and wiring electrical panels donated by local employer, containing the latest control and automation components – experiences that prepare you for employment locally, regionally and beyond. The Level 2 course is the perfect opportunity to discover the area of engineering you would like to specialise in, with tutors who will guide you through all of the potential opportunities. At Cornwall College we have enthusiastic and highly skilled engineering tutors who are fully committed to helping you develop the skills, knowledge and experience needed to becoming a fully qualified engineer. Successful completion of this course provides you with essential skills to progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Technology course or the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Engineering.

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Construction Multi-Skills Level 1

Level 1 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


If you’re not sure of what you want to do but think it might be in construction, then this is the starter course for you. The course has been designed to give you time to try three different trade areas, Carpentry, Bricklaying and Plumbing. You will also develop your confidence, team skills, maths, communication, Health & Safety and employability skills. We will also revisit British values, Equality & Diversity, and Prevent. Extra-curricular activities will be organised to ensure we have fun along the way. In carpentry you will learn how to handle tools safely and construct halving joints, housing joints and framing joints. In bricklaying you will learn how to set out for brick and block walls, tiling, and concreting. In plumbing you will learn how to bend and join copper pipe, plastic pipe and steal pipe using a variety of jointing methods. Your course will be supported by Maths and English to ensure you are not only employable but meet the criteria to embark on your next course. You will also engage with a work experience programme to show you are ready for the workplace or identify any training required to ensure you understand the requirements of the workplace. You will develop your use and knowledge of a variety of tools and how to maintain them. Your time-keeping and work ethic will be monitored from day one and should you need additional support this will be provided. This Level 1 course is all about introducing you to the construction industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced trade professionals and instructors, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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  Facilities

The Space

Cornwall College St Austell student zone called The Space - wide shot of whole room

At our St Austell campus we have a brand new student social area, The Space.

Fully furnished with lounge seating, a chill-out room to watch DVDs, a pool table, dart board, and multiple video game consoles – it is a great place to spend time with friends in between lessons.

All design decisions were driven by our learner voice. This space, “The Space”, is for them.

The Bay

Students getting food in Bicton College's restaurant

The Bay cafeteria is our dedicated outlet for all learners, visitors and staff to take a break and have access to a great range of hot meals, an extensive salad bar, snacks, hot & cold drinks and refreshments. All dietary requirements are catered for by professional, friendly staff and students alike. Opening for breakfast and lunch, please come and take advantage of our competitively priced offerings.

  Subject Areas

Access to HE
Accounting
Arts & Media
Business School
Catering
Children, Schools & Families
Construction
Digital Academy
Engineering
Foundation Learning
GCSEs & Functional Skills
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Hospitality & Front of House
Motor Vehicle
Music & Performing Arts
Social Care & Health
Travel & Tourism

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  Events

Foundation Learning Information Event at Cornwall College

Foundation Learning Information Event at Cornwall College

13 May 2021, 17:00-19:00


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Virtual Courses and Careers Advice Event at Cornwall College St Austell – May 2021

Virtual Courses and Careers Advice Event at Cornwall College St Austell – May 2021

20 May 2021, 17:00-19:00


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Virtual University Open Day at Cornwall College St Austell – May 2021

Virtual University Open Day at Cornwall College St Austell – May 2021

20 May 2021, 17:00-19:00


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Virtual Apprenticeship Event at Cornwall College St Austell – May 2021

Virtual Apprenticeship Event at Cornwall College St Austell – May 2021

20 May 2021, 17:00-19:00


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  News

Sustainability tops college timetable during week-long eco conference

Sustainability tops college timetable during week-long eco conference

12th April 2021


A leading local college is renewing its focus on sustainability by hosting many of Cornwall’s most influential voices from the environmental movement in a series of talks and workshops. 

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£1.5bn college investment fund to help boost Cornish town

£1.5bn college investment fund to help boost Cornish town

8th April 2021


Cornwall College St Austell has today been named as one of just 16 colleges in England to receive a share of £1.5 billion in the next phase of the government’s further education capital transformation fund.

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Apprenticeship Games returns – do you have what it takes?

Apprenticeship Games returns – do you have what it takes?

6th April 2021


Registration has opened for this year’s nationally renowned Apprenticeship Games, The Cornwall College Group (TCCG), who organise the event, have announced.

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Free training and courses for adults to boost career prospects

Free training and courses for adults to boost career prospects

31st March 2021


Adults across Devon and Cornwall can boost their job prospects with a free course and training offer that launches this week.

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New Cornwall College courses prepare Cornish students for cutting edge careers

New Cornwall College courses prepare Cornish students for cutting edge careers

24th March 2021


The Cornwall College Group (TCCG), which was recently praised by Ofsted for making significant progress, has rolled out its first wave of new courses that lead to modern and rewarding careers.

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